Michael uses natural forms as one of his primary references, seedpods, shells, fossils and plant buds. The idea that a form develops and grows from within a hard casing to burst forth and reveal a new appearance is paramount to his thought process. Unbalancing the original and juxtaposing taut polished geometric forms against roughly textured organic shapes that emerge from within.
DIMENSIONS: 20.3 x 12.6 x 8.7 inches
SIGNATURE: inscribed and dated
MEDIUM: Ruivina marble and gold leaf